36 months
2400 GBP/module
1240 GBP/module
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Advanced Clinical Practice programme from the University of Worcester supports registered healthcare practitioners in their continued professional development to Masters Level, focusing on their role, sector and specialist area in line with the NHSE (2017) Multi-professional Advanced Clinical Practice framework. 


At the beginning of the Advanced Clinical Practice programme of University of Worcester, students will identify their own learning needs in collaboration with their Clinical Supervisor, Manager and Personal Academic Tutor to create an individualised route through the programme that builds on their existing knowledge, skills and experience, whilst enabling achievement of competence and capability at the level of an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

Key features

  • Options to develop individualised learning plans in collaboration with your employer to ensure you develop clinical competence in your own speciality, sector and setting.
  • A learning environment in which you develop a sustainable ability to shape future health and social care provision and delivery through responsiveness, improvability and changeability.
  • We offer opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate competence and capability at an advanced level; through supervision and support in the workplace and assessment of your competence and capability.
  • We provide a flexible, multi-professional, route to postgraduate achievement centred around you. 
  • We encourage intellectual challenge through the promotion of critical analysis, evaluation and problem solving and functioning at an advanced level of practice.
  • We provide the possibility to design and conduct, with support, a substantive, independent, service improvement project, in response to organisational need, with the potential to innovate new practices and influence change. 
  • We promote opportunities for career advancement as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

Where could it take you?

Postgraduate study will mark you out in today's competitive job market, showing that you have enhanced knowledge in this subject area, as well as highlighting your ability to analyse, communicate and apply theory - all skills which are sought after by employers.

This programme is developed in partnership with local employers and as such is closely mapped to both the needs of the student and the needs of the employer. This ensures that you'll complete the course with specific, focused skills that are desirable to local employers and the wider health and social care community.

All of our students join the programme from practice, develop their skills and understanding through the programme and return to practice with these developed qualities and attributes tailor made to the Advanced Clinical Practitioner role and role trajectory.

As part of the journey of professional and role development we encourage students to continue on their academic journey through access to a range of higher degrees including PhD, clinical doctorate and other taught doctorates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring and Challenging Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Health and Social Needs Assessment for Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Complex Decision Making in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Coaching and Guidance for Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Research Methods in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Advanced Clinical Practice Capability

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Applications are welcomed from nurses, pharmacists, paramedics and allied health professionals who:

  •  Are currently working in a health care environment for a minimum of 20 hours a week 
  • Hold professional registration with a relevant UK professional/statutory body, for example the NMC, HCPC or GPhC. 
  • Have a Bachelor's degree in a health related subject with a minimum 2:2 honours classification.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 7 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Other equivalent English qualifications will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2400 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2400 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1240 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1240 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • Tuition per 30 credits

Living costs for Worcester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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